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soaz 10-31-2012 06:40 PM

Coffee At Dawn, New Mexico.
 
So, I'm trying to make the most of my time in New Mexico. I'll be here for a few more months, but since I only have a Triumph Bonneville with me I'm trying to hit up all the tarmac rides I can! :evil

Oh yah, I tend to get a little lazy and put more pics up on my blog than I do on the forums. www.soaztim.com

Heard about this meetup on Sundays from another rider while up in Angel Fire, NM doing some exploring/camping. Basically, it's a Sunday morning excuse to go ride, shoot the shit, drink too much coffee and stare at bikes. Here: https://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF-...d=0CJUBEPwSMAA
Given the population of little Albuquerque I'm pretty surprised by the rare bikes I've seen there in the mornings. I'm not surprised, given my experience in this state so far, that everyone there are good people.

So enough talk. Here is a video of cruising up the Sandia Crest near the coffee shop. Up to almost 11,000 feet. Saw deer, turkey and a skunk. They must be freezing their asses off up there because I know I was! :eek1
http://youtu.be/q0hQhFdp3vY
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Great looking CB750!
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0718.jpg
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0722.jpg

A good looking Trident. He puts some miles on this one. Two-up even.
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0716.jpg

Gorgeous Norton. Built by a company out of Colorado. It. Was. Just. So. Damn. Clean! Whomever restored it just does amazing work!
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0749.jpg
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0717.jpg

Even the odd car is allowed here or there!
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0714.jpg
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0715.jpg
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0723.jpg

More cafe love.
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0720.jpg

This fella road along with his dog. Best passenger ever. No complaining! I think it was a 51 Panhead with a 48 Side car. All rebuilt, by him. I really respect something about folks who do the work themselves, but even more so it tells me about the type of folks that live in this area.

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0710.jpg
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0711.jpg
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0712.jpg

May we all be well into our 70's and riding insanely fast motorcycles...
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0754.jpg

This old Honda just reminds me of a time when dirt bikes where about putting along and seeing the sites. Not that I don't love my KTM.
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0755.jpg

A Vincent White Lightning. Prettier than a black shadow? I think it might be.
Either way, sex on wheels.
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0751.jpg

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0731.jpg

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0734.jpg

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0733.jpg

Can't get enough of the Vincent.
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0732.jpg

Parilla race bikes. Wow. I still don't hear quite like I should after hearing these start up.
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0744.jpg

Here is a video of one of them starting.

http://youtu.be/ki05g-1OYv8
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http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0748.jpg

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0747.jpg

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0746.jpg

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0745.jpg

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0739.jpg

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0738.jpg

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0737.jpg

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0736.jpg

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0735.jpg

A nice rebuilt Indian Scout.
A little modern and a little old. Maybe a good daily rider?!
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0727.jpg
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0729.jpg
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0728.jpg

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0726.jpg

Nice bumble bee GS.
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0776.jpg
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0775.jpg

This nice bolt on hardtail Triumph bobber was also built locally. Nice guy and a great looking bike. Oil tank was an expansion chamber off of I can't remember what. Gold leaf paint was real. Nice bike!
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0773.jpg
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0772.jpg
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0774.jpg

There was even a CBX there. Pretty cool! I really dig this bike! All 6 cylinders of awesome.
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0769.jpg

Well, being in New Mexico, it's time for the obligatory shots of the Balloon Fiesta which happened a couple weeks ago.
Here we go...
Far away.
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0680.jpg

Getting closer.
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0684.jpg
Close.
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0688.jpg

Elvis and Lion are buddies.
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0698.jpg

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0697.jpg

Wheel chair moto.
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0693.jpg

Okay, This is the last one.
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0696.jpg

Until next time.
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0741.jpg

soaz 11-30-2012 08:41 PM

Best bags ever...

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0948.jpg

St Vincent DePaul
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0949.jpg

Goodwin. Almost a sorta matching set.
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0951.jpg

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0950.jpg

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0952.jpg

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0947.jpg

RedRockRider 12-02-2012 11:54 AM

Excellent older bikes. Also like the balloons. Those are great side cases on the Super T. I guess all the money was gone.

Thanks for the post. :D

soaz 12-16-2012 12:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RedRockRider (Post 20162818)
Excellent older bikes. Also like the balloons. Those are great side cases on the Super T. I guess all the money was gone.

Thanks for the post. :D

Thanks! I'm going to miss riding to this every Sunday. Good bikes and good people.
These are from last week.
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0986.jpg

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0979.jpg

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0980.jpg

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0982.jpg

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0983.jpg

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0984.jpg

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_0985.jpg

soaz 12-16-2012 12:09 PM

This is from today. Snowed last night. I got word that I am moving this Friday so there was no way I was going to miss the last Sunday ride to Coffee. Even if it was below freezing and snowy on the road! :evil
In town the roads were good, but by the time I got to coffee I was riding through slushy snow. Didn't lay it down so that's nice! haha! Just a 2wd Ural made it, but he'd already left.

It was a quiet day at coffee, but a great ride!!
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_1001.jpg

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_1002.jpg

If any of the folks I've met at coffee over the last 7 months happen to read this. Thanks! It was good to have some familiar faces to see and bullshit about bikes with in an unfamiliar town. Till next time, whenever that is.
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...n/IMG_1004.jpg

bobw 12-16-2012 02:11 PM

I am a sucker for these formal/informal meets, amazing folks and machines of all ages, great photos and vid (the balloons were cool too)!!

Cheers and safe travels :beer


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